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Oil, gold prices soar, equities tumble as Donald Trump tweets war

Oil prices surged, gold hit a more than six-year high and most equities tumbled Monday after the US assassination last week of a top Iranian general fanned fears of a major conflict in the Middle East.
Eight people have been killed in a helicopter crash in Taiwan – including the country’s top military general, Air Force General Shen Yi-ming, Taiwan’s chief of general staff.

Taiwan’s top military general dies in helicopter crash

Eight people have been killed in a helicopter crash in Taiwan – including the country’s top military general, Air Force General Shen Yi-ming, Taiwan’s chief of general staff.
As the main draw of the singles event serves off today Tuesday April 23, Aruna Quadri believes he is ready to rock the boat against the world’s best at the ITTF World Championships holding in Budapest, Hungary.

Nigeria exits 2019 ITTF Team World Cup

Despite Aruna Quadri’s spirited effort to ignite Nigeria’s comeback against star-studded Chinese Taipei, the Nigerian team lost 3-1 to exit the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup holding in Tokyo, Japan
African representatives at the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup, Nigeria and Egypt have been a tough draw as the African champions will battle World and Olympic Champions – China in the first round of the competition holding at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Nigeria, Egypt draw China at Team World Cup

African representatives at the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup, Nigeria and Egypt have been a tough draw as the African champions will battle World and Olympic Champions – China in the first round of the competition holding at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
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Pound drops as Boris Johnson faces battle to pass Brexit bill

Sterling fell Friday as investors fret over Boris Johnson’s chances of pushing his Brexit deal through parliament, while Asian markets were mostly down after data showed China’s economy expanded at its slowest pace in nearly three decades.
Chinese military vessel is touring the contested South China Sea and beyond to meet foreign peers and train its own sailors, spreading goodwill while tightening its claim to a disputed sea and disrupting Australia’s traditional sphere of influence.

Chinese naval training ship spreads goodwill while flexing maritime muscle

A Chinese military vessel is touring the contested South China Sea and beyond to meet foreign peers and train its own sailors, spreading goodwill while tightening its claim to a disputed sea and disrupting Australia’s traditional sphere of influence.
Pro-democracy protesters react as police fire water cannons outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on September 15, 2019. - Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on September 15 at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs, in a return to the political chaos plaguing the city. (Photo by Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP)

Hong Kong braces for weekend protests ahead of major Chinese anniversary

Hong Kong is braced for a weekend of unrest with pro-democracy protests likely to mount in the China-ruled territory ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic on Tuesday.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attends a news conference to announce the new Presidential Office secretary-general in Taipei, Taiwan . REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

Taiwan dismayed as another Pacific nation switches to Beijing

Taiwan lashed out at China on Friday after the tiny island nation of Kiribati switched its recognition to Beijing, the second diplomatic defection in the strategically important Pacific in less than a week.
Waris Kareem and his incredible work- now the 11 year-old boy to meet Taiwanese President

Young Nigerian artist Waris Kareem for Taipei’s one-week charity event

Eleven-year-old Nigerian artist, Waris Kareem, has emerged the recipient of Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award for 2019.
Unlike his continental counterpart Egypt’s Omar Assar who plummeted in the May ITTF ranking, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri maintains his status as the continent’s best as well as 23rd rated player in the world.

Aruna Quadri storms into semifinal of Bulgaria Open

Aruna Quadri stunned one of the most decorated Japanese stars in table tennis to reach the semfinal round of the ITTF World Tour tagged Bulgaria Open.

Nigerian star battles Chinese sensation

Aruna Quadri stunned one of the most decorated Japanese stars in table tennis to reach the semfinal round of the ITTF World Tour tagged Bulgaria Open.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian markets tank, oil prices rise ahead of US rate cut

Asian markets were in retreat Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve, but all the firms on a new tech-focused board in China rallied on its opening day.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks to media at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York during her visit to the U.S., in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2019. REUTERS-Jeenah Moon

Fights break out as Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visits New York

Police in New York had to break up fights between supporters and opponents of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday during a visit to the United States which infuriated Beijing.
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Foxconn chief Terry Gou announces bid to run for president of Taiwan

Just days after announcing that he will be stepping down from his 45-year helm as Foxconn chief, Terry Gou has declared a bid to run for president of Taiwan

Early exit for Aruna Quadri, Olajide Omotayo at Qatar Open

It was not a good outing for Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo at the ITTF World Tour tagged Qatar Open as the duo were shown early exits in the men’s singles event of the championship.
President Tsai Ing-wen has said Taiwan will not accept any deal that damages its sovereignty and democracy, after the island's China-friendly party said it may sign a peace agreement with Beijing if it wins next year's presidential elections.

Tsai Ing-wen: Taiwan will not accept any deal that harms democracy

President Tsai Ing-wen has said Taiwan will not accept any deal that damages its sovereignty and democracy, after the island's China-friendly party said it may sign a peace agreement with Beijing if it wins next year's presidential elections.
President Tsai Ing-wen looks through binoculars during an anti-invasion military exercise last year [Tyrone Siu-Reuters]

Taiwan president calls for support to defend democracy

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on Saturday for international support to defend the self-ruled island's democracy and way of life in the face of renewed threats from China.
The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January 3, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Apple warning delivers fresh blow for markets, global growth

Stock markets retreated once more Thursday as China’s slowing economy forced Apple to slash its revenue forecast, wiping as much as $55 billion from its value and dragging down share prices in the wider technology sector.

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Arrest warrant issued for South African opposition leader Julius Malema

A bench warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of Julius Malema, a fiery leader of one of South Africa’s main opposition parties, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
Journalist Erick Kabendera could finally walk to freedom as he has paid a TZS100 million ($43,325)for money laundering, as ordered by a Dar es Salaam court.

Tanzanian journalist pleads guilty to money laundering charge, fined $43,000

Journalist Erick Kabendera could finally walk to freedom as he has paid a TZS100 million ($43,325)for money laundering, as ordered by a Dar es Salaam court
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has called for his players to be mentally stronger after captain Granit Xhaka claimed they were “too scared” during the 2-2 draw with Watford.

Granit Xhaka: I would think twice if I was asked to captain Arsenal again

Granit Xhaka has revealed how close he came to leaving Arsenal in January, while also confessing he would have reservations over captaining Arsenal again in the future.

Court remands 36-year-old man for trafficking 5kg of cocaine

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered that a 36-year-old man, Augustine Chukwuma, who pleaded guilty to trafficking 5kg of Cocaine, be remanded in a Nigerian Correctional Service centre.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former African leaders to deliver lecture at Olusegun Obasanjo’s birthday event

Two former African leaders, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, as well as former prime minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, are to deliver keynote addresses and lecture at the 83rd birthday of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.